Non‐state authoritarianism and diaspora politics

  title={Non‐state authoritarianism and diaspora politics},
  author={Fiona B. Adamson},
  journal={Global Networks},
  • F. Adamson
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Global Networks
Diaspora politics has been celebrated as a form of transnationalism that can potentially challenge authoritarian regimes. Arguably, opposition groups and political activists can mobilize beyond the territorial limits of the state, thus bypassing some of the constraints to political organization found in authoritarian states. The literature on transnational and extraterritorial repression complicates this model, for it shows that states can use strategies of ‘long‐distance authoritarianism’ to… Expand
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